Making Breakfast Hash Stir Fry
If you are like me then you know coming up with new breakfast ideas can be a struggle. I know there are many times I have stood in front of the fridge in the morning wondering what to make my family and what I want to eat myself. Well, I have a solution for you and that is a breakfast hash stir fry! This is quick to make, contains just a few ingredients and will give you and your family a delicious, well balanced meal in no time!
This recipe revolves mainly around the potato (as most hash recipes do) and because of this, I have a few words of potato advice that will help make this breakfast even more tasty. The most common potatoes to use for this hash would be russet potatoes- the big brown ones that look like your standard potato. These are great! However, after you peel and dice them, give them a good rinse to remove some of that extra starch- trust me, it will make your hash taste lighter and more delicious.
Adding Breakfast Hashbrowns
Not a fan of Russet potatoes? Well then try a different type! I love using Red Bliss potatoes for this hash because you don’t have to peel them. Anything that saves time in the morning is ideal so skip the peeling and go with a potato that has a thinner skin.
Fingerling potatoes and tri-colored rainbow baby potatoes also are perfect. Are you already thinking of making a version with sweet potatoes? Because that will be my next breakfast as well! Just remember to peel the sweet potatoes.
Don’t Forget to Add Sausage to the Stir Fry
Once your potatoes are frying away in their pan, it’s time to get out the sausage. While I originally began making this recipe with simple breakfast sausage, this is another area where you have so many options to choose from. Try choosing a chicken sausage or even and apple sausage to go into this hash. I made this recipe using a local chipotle flavored sausage the other day and it was fantastic- nothing like some extra spice in the morning to wake you up!
So really, go ahead and choose any type of sausage that catches your eye, just be sure to cook it all the way through (that is definitely key!). Some sausages may be pre cooked while others may be raw and need some serious extra time in the frying pan. Check your sausage label just to be safe.
Once the potatoes are nice and soft and your sausage is cooked through and slightly browned (you want to get that brown, caramelized taste!), you are almost done! Move the sausage and potatoes out of their respective pans and directly into your bowl or plate. Don’t bother dirtying a new pan, you can use either the sausage pan or the potato pan to cook the eggs- who wants to do more dishes anyway! Besides, the flavor of the eggs will benefit from being cooked in the same pan as the sausage.
Cooking the Perfect Egg
Here comes another chance to make this recipe truly your own and that is in how you cook the eggs. I love over easy eggs because the soft yolk creates a sauce for my hash but my husband, on the other hand, only wants well done scrambled eggs. He says the scrambled eggs are better with this recipe but I’m going to stick to my over-easy. You decide for yourself- it’s a win win situation anyway!
So guess what? A little salt, a little pepper and your breakfast is done- I told you it was easy! The best part really is that there are just so many variations you can make that you will never get tired of this breakfast.
Give the basic recipe a try and use russet potatoes, breakfast sausage and eggs for a standard enjoyable meal. Try a spicy version using chipotle sausage, red bliss potatoes and adding some sriracha sauce at the end. Maybe a sweet breakfast hash sounds good with sweet potatoes and chicken apple sausage. You really can’t go wrong!
Next time you are wondering what to have for breakfast, here is your answer! Breakfast hash stir fry is a perfect way to begin your day.
Hashbrown and Eggs Recipe Ingredients
- Potatoes, peeled and diced
- Olive oil
- Sausage links cut into small pieces
- Salt and pepper to taste
Breakfast Hash Stir Fry Requirements
More Simple Breakfast Recipes
- 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 package sausage links, cut into small pieces
- 2 eggs
- salt/pepper to taste
- Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium/high heat then add diced potatoes and salt/pepper.
- Cover and cook potatoes for about 10 minutes turning every couple minutes to avoid sticking.
- While potatoes cook, brown the sausage in a separate pan over medium heat until fully cooked.
- Divide the fully cooked potatoes and sausage into two serving bowls
- Use one of the skillets to cook eggs however you like (we love them over easy!)
- Add the cooked egg onto the sausage and potatoes and enjoy!